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's hope so. dan lothian for us this morning at the white house. thanks, dan. >>> in michigan unions are bracing for what could be a crippling blow to organized labor. >> ho ho, right to work has got to go. >> michigan, of course, is home to the united auto workers. it is one of the most heavily unionized states in the country. now a lame duck session of the legislature is preparing to pass a sweeping new right to work bill that would severely undermine union power. cnn's alison kosik joins us live from lansing, michigan. alison, i know this was a surprise to some in michigan because governor rick snyder did a bit of an about face on this issue. >> reporter: and some are accusing the governor of really pushing this issue through the state house, and clearly they're not happy with it. you can see how unhappy those opposed to this bill are, just looking at the sheer number of demonstrators who came out last week and are expected to come out this week. thousands are expected to come out between today and tomorrow. president of one teachers union who we spoke with put it this way. she sa
as michigan awaits governor snyder signature making the wolve rine state the 24th right to work state in the republic. great news for capitalism. great news for state that is on the verge of collapse. so, why so much pushback from the unions and the democrats? don't they get it? thanks to the union stranglehold an the crony cozy relationship to the democrat party, detroit is about to default, michigan is failing. remember our paul joanne watson, the detroit councilwoman who is befuddled while president obama won't bail her out and her friends. she did vote for him, right? >> after the election of jimmy carter, alexander young, he went to washington, d.c. he came back home with some bacon. that is what you do. that is what you do. >> eric: is that what you do, kimberly? >> kimberly: i love itism could watch that all day. she is speaking the truth. we supported him. when you go to d.c. gand to washington, come back, show us something. where is our payback for supporting you? we want to get help and money and get something back. it hear you. that is her position. fight for her people. ne
and labor unions. michigan is set to be a right to work state. kelley? >> good morning steve, brian and gretchen. when he speak in michigan today. president obama will be stepping in the middle of i awe heated debate between unions and those who want to make michigan a right to work state. >> hundreds of union workers responding to the republican legislatures push to make michigan the 20th right to work state in the nation. gop lawmakers are expected to pass it. governor rick snyder once called the legislation divisive is backing the plan. >> this is somely focused on their relationship. shouldn't they have an opportunity to belong or not? it is good for economic development for more jobs coming to michigan. >> union workers disagree and argue that mish mishh was built on unions and clam that the gop majority legislature is attacking the middle class. >> it is important. they will try to reconcile the bills and the governor who didn't want the legislation is signing. we'll not stand for it >> over the weekend they continued to prepare members for staging demonstrations against did t
to michigan, all the way up to walnut creek. and all these temperatures are pretty uniformed due to the northeast wind, 5 to 15 miles per hour. average high in san francisco, 58. but instead 53 degrees. you'll notice the numbers are already up to 57 in santa rosa. so there you have it. lots of sunshine. it will be cooler on tuesday. and about up to three quarters of an inch of rain anticipated throughout the day on wednesday. we'll dry out on thursday and call it partly cloudy. then the weather appears to be unsettled on friday and sunday with nearly a chance of rain at this particular time. i was actually looking at the extended long range computer models. rain up to christmas day, stopping on christmas day and pick this one from the 26th to the 31st, dry on new year's day. >> yes, i hope it holds out. thank you, roberta. >>> a group of women were shocked and appalled about their bill at a restaurant in the central valley. it had nothing to do with the amount that they were charged or the food they ordered. it had everything to do at the top of their receipt. >> reporter: christ
to michigan to talk to auto workers, part of his strategy to generate public support for his plan to avoid the fiscal cliff, the tax hikes and spending cuts due to kick in at year end. the president and house speaker john boehner met one on one at the white house on sunday. while no details were leaked, a rarity for washington, we do know the main sticking points remain. raising taxes on high earners and making cuts to entitlement programs like medicare. >> you know, they started their tango now, and any time you start a tango, you have to get it done. >> more republicans are accepting the idea that wealthy americans will get a tax raise hike. >> there are a group of folks looking at this realizing we don't have a lot of cards before year end. >> but others remain opposed to raising taxes on the top 2%. >> the president wants the rates to go up. that doesn't solve the problem, and we don't want to be back here in another year, another ten years trying to answer the question. >> the deadline for an agreement is closer than you might think. many here on capitol hill tell us that the presiden
-- spooker said the lines of communication remains open. the the president heads to michigan to drum up support for avoiding fiscal cliff. republicans and democrats remain far from a deal but president obama and the house speaker met face-to-face for the first time in nearly a month. a source familiar with the meeting says republicans ready hikes for the rich. some gop law makers say they are open to raising more tax revenue especially with democrats putting on the table holding the top tax rate below 39.6%. they seem to be moving closer on entitlements. >> when you have two guys tangoing you have a chance to get it done. >> i do believe there should be means testing and those with higher income in retirement should pay more. that could be part of the solution. >> it's going to be a lot of suffering among a lot of people who deserve otherwise. >> reporter: now if washingtoncan't strike a deal automatic spending cuts will go into effect and every american will see a tax hike. there's 22 days left before that cliff some lawmakers believe a deal is needed this week with the president and s
fact going into indiana and michigan the sun is out. temperatures are in the mid 30's. desert temperatures forecast for the next couple of days. but there's a morning low temperatures are only in the thirties around here. those to other systems of the west coast that is our next chance of precipitation. it is close enough that it would affect part of the south. this is the more interesting system. that is a system to watch. tuesday next week. we've had a couple of false alarms. >>thanks for joining us today.ñú
it kill himself last night. on tuesday, a right to work bell in michigan is expected to pass and what they're doing to try to derate. a liz i week of economic data we're told. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke as he kicks off a two day fed meeting and
. >>> there may be new hope for a deal to prevent the so-called fiscal cliff. president obama went to michigan today to promote his plan to raise taxes on the top 2% of income earners. a gruing number of republicans say they may be willing to accept tax rate hikes on the rich as long as they gain ground on entitlements. >>> well, the holiday rush is on, folks, fedex says today will be the bus just day of the shipping year, and it could be one of the busiest days ever. >> jay gray took a tour of fedex's world headquarters earlier today and join us live from mississippi with a look at the behind the scenes situation, a look at how the packages get from here to there. >> reporter: hey there, fedex facilities across the nation, including this one in mississippi n. constant motion, moving 19 million packages at a rate of 200 per second. the holiday rush is ramping up at fedex today. >> we've been planning for this day since the day after christmas last year, literally planning for this day since then. >> now it's here, the busiest day in fedex history, 19 million packages passing through the system
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